This has to be the most ignorant thing we’ve seen all morning.
Via Patriot Ledger:
Sgt. Daniel McGowan had never seen a melee so large, and so violent – and it all happened during a baby shower celebration at a Porter Street function hall late Saturday night. Bottles were being thrown, punches were flying, and furniture was smashed at the Club Luis de Camoes at 76 Porter St. as small children were nearby – and police recorded numerous fights there on video cameras attached to their tasers, said McGowan, who responded to the scene. Four people, including a 14-year-old boy, now face charges in the incident.
“Oh my God. It was just nonstop. There would be a skirmish in this corner, we’d go over to address it, and then another one would start up somewhere else,” McGowan said Sunday. “It was a nightmare.” Police said the fights were happening in front of small children at the party, and officers attempted to protect the children and break up the fights at the same time. “The behavior (of the partygoers) was appalling. They not only put officers at risk, but their own children at risk during all this,” said Executive Officer Robert Devine.
An unruly crowd of 200 people led Stoughton police to call for help from other police departments. A total of about 30 police officers from Stoughton, Canton, Randolph, Easton, state police and the sheriff’s department responded to the Portuguese club after Stoughton Officer Stephen Collins, who was working detail at the event, called the station for assistance. The partygoers reportedly assaulted the responding officers and were yelling. An officer was forced to use his stun gun on one individual.
Three Brockton men and a 14-year-old boy were arrested: Patrick Cardoso Lopes, 24, of 298 North Warren Ave., Brockton; Paulo Pires Depina, 24, of 36 Ash St., apt. 2, Brockton; and Aderito Lopes Deandrade, 22, of 607 N. Main St., apt. 3, Brockton. Police did not identify the 14-year-old because he is a juvenile. All four were charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and assault and battery on a police officer. Lopes, Deandrade, and the 14-year-old were also charged with obstruction of justice, a felony.
Lopes also faces a charge of intimidation of a witness, a felony. Lopes, Deandrade, and Depina were released Sunday after each paid $1,000 cash bail. They were scheduled to be arraigned in Stoughton District Court on Monday.
SMH. Why is a 14-year-old involved??? And what the hell kind of baby shower has 200 people?!?!?!